The Big Sit! 2007 Statistics

These statistics reflect information submitted by reporting circles. As teams continue to report their Big Sit! results, the statistics on this page will change to reflect up-to-the-minute information.

Team Information: Audubon Society of Forsyth County

Captain: Chester And Ann Robertson
Location: Clemmons, North Carolina (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  2. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  3. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  4. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  5. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  6. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  7. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  8. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  9. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  10. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  11. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  12. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  13. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  14. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  15. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  16. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  17. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  18. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  19. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  20. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  21. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  22. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  23. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  24. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  25. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  26. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  27. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  28. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  29. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  30. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  31. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  32. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  33. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  34. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  35. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  36. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  37. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina

Team Notes

Participants: Chester & Ann Robertson, Shelley Rutkin, Phil Dickinson, Bill & Susan Hammond

Weather: Clear skies. Cool morning (51); sunny & mid-70s by late afternoon

Location: Tanglewood Park, Clemmons, NC - Wildlife Viewing Platform

Time At Location: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Notes:
The severe drought turned our marsh viewing area into more of an overgrown lawn. Considering that several "normal" species were out of the question (Wood Ducks and Red-winged Blackbirds, for example)we had a good number of species.

Anecdotes:
The platform borders a trail that many people use for walking and biking. We had several folks stop and spend quite a while talking about birds and nature in general, including David & Candis who are birders from New York state; and Jamie who later brought his little dog by to meet us. So, it was a nice "outreach" day even if we didn't reach the hoped-for goal of breaking 40 species.


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